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The Arroyo Verde Mitts

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A woman's small, plump hands are splayed slightly on a white countertop. They're wearing a pair of light blue fingerless mitts with panels of lace and seed stitch down the back of the hands. Around them are lots of peach and cream roses. A teacup full of tea sits at the top of the photo.


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About the Arroyo Verde Mitts

Tucked up into the hills above Ventura is a little valley with a park in it. The valley floor is covered in a carpet of green grass, and the valley is ringed by trails through the hillsides. It’s a popular place for picnics, birthday parties, and little league games – and if you’re a dog-lover, there’s no better place in town to watch happy pups run at full speed trying to catch their favorite ball or stick.

These mitts are designed to echo the green valley floor and the ring of trails around it. They are perfect for a brisk morning walk and lightweight enough to shove into a pocket once the day warms up. If you live somewhere with mild winters, or your winter is starting its transition to spring, these mitts will keep you just the right amount of cozy. The mitts are constructed with an afterthought thumb for speed and ease while knitting.

A pair of light blue fingerless mitts is laid flat on a countertop surrounded by peach and cream roses. The mitts are photographed from the wrist cuff angled upward toward the fingertips.

Easy Shopping List

In case you want to knit these mitts using the exact materials I did, here is a shopping list with easy links for you. Some of these are affiliate links, which means if you choose to buy something through those links, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I will always identify affiliate links for you. Thanks for supporting my work!

Knit Picks Stroll (affiliate link)

Chiaogoo US Size 1.5 (2.5 mm) short circular needles (affiliate link)

The DPNs I’ve used since 2009 (affiliate link)

Stitch markers (budget option) (affiliate link)

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A close up on the left thumb gusset of the Arroyo Verde Mitts, a pair of light blue fingerless mitts. In the background are lots of peach and cream roses and an antique botanical print.

Arroyo Verde Mitts Details and Specs

Here are all the nitty gritty details about the Arroyo Verde Mitts including their dimensions, materials, gauge, needles, and more.


One Size

Dimensions: 4” (10 cm) wide (measured flat) by 7” (18 cm) long

Will stretch comfortably


Fingering weight yarn, 150 yds (137 m)

Suggested yarn: Classic Elite Telluride


4” (10 cm) square = 30 stitches by 36 rows in stockinette stitch after blocking


One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle size: US 3 (3.25 mm)


Scrap yarn for thumb stitches

One stitch marker

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


Adventurous beginner to intermediate

Techniques: increases, decreases, twisted stitches, knitting in the round

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